Covid-19 update: Recoveries outnumber daily new cases for eighth consecutive day
India’s total active caseload has dropped below 4.10 lakh today, which is the lowest in the past 136 days
Continuing the trend for the past eight days, India has been able to keep the daily new cases of COVID-19 below the daily average of recoveries. This has brought down the active caseload significantly, below 4.26 percent of the country’s total positive cases on Saturday.
In the past 24 hours, India reported a total of 42,533 people as having recovered while 36,652 people were found positive for COVID-19. The total active cases stand at 409,689.
“India’s total active caseload has dropped below 4.10 lakh today. This is the lowest after 136 days. The total active cases were 4,11,133, on July 22, 2020,” said the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs in a statement.
The new recoveries have led to a net decline of 6,393 in the total active cases, the statement said. The rising recoveries have also improved the Recovery Rate to 94.28 percent.
According to the Health Ministry, the total of recovered cases stands at 9,058,822. The gap between Recovered Cases and Active Cases is nearing 86.50 lakh and presently stands at 8,649,133.
The statement noted that 78.06 percent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 States/Union Territories.
The maximum number of single-day recoveries has been reported in Maharashtra with 6,776 newly recovered cases, followed by 5,496 recoveries in Kerala and 4,862 in Delhi.
Out of the 409,689 active cases, 76.90 percent of the new cases are from 10 States and UTs.
Kerala reported the highest daily new cases at 5,718, followed by Maharashtra with 5,229 new cases and Delhi recorded 4,067 new cases.
India has reported 512 case fatalities in the past 24 hours. The maximum number of casualties is from Maharashtra with 127 deaths, followed by Delhi and West Bengal with 73 and 52 daily deaths, respectively.